Thank you so much for all of the really nice things you said about the calendar yesterday, and all the nice things you have said to me about my illustrations in general. You have no idea how much I appreciate your kindness. Sometimes I feel so self-conscious coming to this blog and posting about my work...it can be really scary. I can't imagine what it would be like to have an art show (I've never had one), or attend a public screening of a film you made, or something of the sort. Just the thought of it makes me want to go crawl under a boulder!
The market was crazy on Saturday like a big, candy corn colored circus. There were pumpkins everywhere! Stacked on top of each other in tall towers. I always wonder how they do that. Do they use glue?
We came home, as usual, with more wonderful things than we could comfortably carry, all for under $35. Onions, apples, wood-fired sourdough loaves, little white pumpkins, raw milk cheddar, raw milk cheddar with hot peppers, sweet potatoes and cauliflower, this bunch of zinnias. Omigosh, and so much more. To celebrate the first day of October yesterday I made a big pot of sweet potato soup. Next up: curried apple soup. And one of these days I'd really like to make some beer cheese soup. We've made it as fondue, and .... oh dear... dangerous. Pretty much everything in our pantry was dipped in beer cheese sauce for the next week, until we ran out of things to dip and it got weird. Like... let's just say I wouldn't recommend dipping chocolate covered peppermint Joe Joe's in beer cheese anything.
I just noticed that--in the above picture--the newspaper that my flowers are wrapped in says "Death Isn't the End".